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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

‘Diversity is a given, Inclusion is a choice’ – actionable ideas

In our 3rd blog in the series, ‘Diversity is given, Inclusion is a choice’, Annelieke Jense and Frouke Horstmann provide practical ways based on their experience working with clients on how organisations can create a true inclusive culture by installing processes that mitigate unconscious biases.


Slaughters and Cleary advise as GSK sells off half its stake sale in Aspen

This week has seen Slaughters amd May and Cleary Gottlieb advise GlaxoSmithKline as it slashed its shares in South African pharma company Aspen, selling off half of its 12.4 per cent stake for £574m. This deal gives GSK a reduced share (6.2 per cent) in the drug manufacturer, and much more cash in hand to […]

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 15 March 2015

This week Briefings Digest is going a bit Gardeners’ Question Time as Gateley looks at the knotty problem of knotweed. As anyone with even slightly verdant appendages will know, this Japanese infiltrator of British gardens is the greatest vegetation-related threat since the Day of the Triffids. Indeed, mortgage lenders have stated that they “will not […]

New York

Barclays appoints new US GC following raft of senior lawyer exits

Barclays has appointed a new general counsel in the US after the departure of Carlos Pelayo from the bank. Kevin McKay, GC of investment banking advisory service Dominick & Dominick, will begin work in the New York-based role on Monday (23 March). Pelayo’s departure follows the resignation of several senior lawyers at Barclays this year. […]

Reputation management: four prominent recent Collyer Bristow cases

A brief overview of four cases in which the firm has helped clients guard their reputation: We obtained a ‘revenge porn’ privacy injunction to prevent the distribution of intimate photographs of our client.  Because the subject matter was deeply private we obtained an order that the proceedings should be anonymised. A harassment injunction helped a businessman […]


Malaysia’s Zicolaw adds IP weight across Southeast Asia network

Malaysian firm Zicolaw has expanded its IP capabilities across the Southeast Asian region with the addition of a team in Thailand and additional personnel in Indonesia and Malaysia. In Thailand the firm has added Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers Titirat Wattanachewanopakorn and Nuttaphol Arammuang as partners while in Malaysia Ong Boo Seng has joined as a […]

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